Bolton 2-1 Stoke: Trotters grab late winner in action-packed encounter

Bolton have won their first home game of the season thanks to an injury time winner from Ivan Klasnic.

Bolton have won their first home game of the season thanks to an injury time winner from Ivan Klasnic.

The Trotters took the lead in the 22nd minute when South Korea international Lee Chung-yong stabbed home from 20 yards with a first-time effort before Stoke’s Rory Delap levelled three minutes after the break when he scored his first goal in 21 months.

The match was headed for a draw until some late drama ensued when Klasnic fired home to give Bolton the win before the Croatian was sent off for two bookable offences in the final few minutes.

However, it didn’t affect the result allowing Owen Coyle’s men to move up to seventh and pushing the Potters down to ninth.

Bolton Wanderers: 2 (Lee Chung-yong 22’, Ivan Klasnic 90+2’)
Stoke City: 1 (Rory Delap 48’)

Venue: Reebok Stadium, Bolton
Crowd: 22,975
Referee: Peter Walton
Yellow cards: BW - Gretar Steinsson 64’, Ivan Klasnic 90+2’, 90+3’
SC - Robert Huth 33’, Dean Whitehead 90’
Red card: BW - Ivan Klasniuc 90+3’

Starting Line-Ups

BW
Jussi Jaaskelainen (gk), Zat Knight, Gary Cahill, Paul Robinson, Gretar Steinsson, Stuart Holden, Fabrice Muamba, Martin Petrov (Taylor 65’), Lee Chung-yong (M.Davies 87’), Johan Elmander (Klasnic 79’), Kevin Davies

Subs - Adam Bogdan (gk), Robbie Blake, Matty Taylor (65’), Samuel Ricketts, Ivan Klasnic (79’), Mark Davies (87’), Rodrigo

SC
Thomas Sorensen (gk), Abdoulaye Faye, Ryan Shawcross, Danny Collins, Robert Huth, Rory Delap, Dean Whitehead, Matthew Etherington, Jermaine Pennant (Fuller 67’), Jonathan Walters (Whelan 86’), Kenwyne Jones

Subs - Asmir Begovic (gk), Ricardo Fuller (67’, Gudjohnsen 78’), Glenn Whelan (86’), Danny Higginbotham, Eidur Gudjohnsen (78’), Andy Wilkinson, Marc Wilson

 
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